Driving Economic Opportunity in Urban Communities

From the Bay Area to Boston, riders and driver-partners are leveraging Uber’s technology to stay connected to their community and the people within it. While Uber expands its footprint across the East Coast, we remain committed to driving economic opportunity and development for the cities in which we operate.

We’re excited to announce Boston’s launch of UberUP, Uber’s Urban Partnership, an initiative to connect communities with entrepreneurial opportunities furnished by the Uber platform.

“Uber presents an exciting new option for our communities to get timely service, obtain additional revenue, build wealth and enter into entrepreneurship.”
Michael Curry, President, Boston Branch NAACP

To drive this commitment forward, we’re partnering with ICIC, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and businesses. Together, we will reach thousands of urban residents through local events, skill-building courses and information sessions in an effort to ensure that the opportunity of entrepreneurship is available to all.

Over the next year, we are committing to partnering with 50,000 drivers in urban communities across the East Coast. In Boston alone, we are committed to partner with over 5,000 drivers.

Today, at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square we’re collaborating with members of the NAACP, ICIC, partner-drivers, and local community members to celebrate the launch of UberUP. We are honored to have Boston’s support and look forward to working closely with state and community leaders across the East Coast.

“We are thrilled to partner with UberUP because we share its objectives of enabling under-resourced individuals create wealth and establish a livelihood through entrepreneurship.”
Matt Camp, President, ICIC

“We are excited to announce the launch of UberUp in Boston. Boston is a vital city to our company, where we have seen rapid growth. UberUp will ensure that all Boston neighborhoods and residents have a chance to benefit from Uber’s progress and popularity in Boston. We are honored to be able to count ICIC and the NAACP as partners in this important initiative.”
Cathy Zhou, General Manager, Uber

“Uber gave me an opportunity to work with some freedom, and provide for my family. I drive with a smile on my face. I have other family members who are partner drivers, and I encourage my friends who a looking for jobs to check out Uber as well.”
Mr. G, Uber Partner-Driver

“My life is changed because of Uber. Uber creates an earning opportunity for people who are motivated and willing to work hard. Since working for Uber my debts are down 50%, and I am starting to build my own wealth.”
Mo, Uber Partner-Driver

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